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The function of a Heavenly Mother of the female deity standing on a lizard-like animal is marked by solar symbols – it may be a circle on her forehead or an additional female mask above her head, and sometimes even a mask on her chest. The Goddess Mother may have also functioned as a solar deity, and possessed an epithet Shondi Mam ‘the Solar Mother’ (cf. the Udmurt Shundy Mumy ‘Sun-Mother’) as sun is one of the symbols of heavenly and underworld fertility.

From: FOREST MYTHS: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF IDEOLOGIES BEFORE ST. STEFAN by Pavel F. Limerov.

http://voynichbirths.blogspot.com/2014/05/karelian-embroidery-and-voynich-mss.html
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